School of Freshwater Sciences

Environment
6:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Racine-based Foundation Effort to Tackle U.S. Freshwater Challenges Ends

Lynn Broaddus headed the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread's environment program.
Credit S Bence

Over the last six years, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread invested $7 million in forging partnerships to find freshwater solutions. 

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UWM Today
2:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

UWM Connecting Water Quality Monitoring Research With Industries

Tom Luljak and Junhong Chen
Credit Jon Strelecki

Water is a big business in Wisconsin. The formation of the Water Council – a collection of more than 150 companies working in water related manufacturing and services is a testimony to that. 

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Environment
10:59 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Habitat Restoration Afoot in Milwaukee Inner Harbor

Nosing into Bay View Wetland site off Kinnickinnic River
Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences Celebrates Its Expansion

Work on Greenfield Ave still a work in progress at School opens its door to the public.
S Bence

The school has evolved since its inception in 1966. Today it is positioning itself as a crucial part of Milwaukee's global water center.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Will Cash Infusion Revitalize Polluted South Shore Beach?

A summer's day at South Shore Beach
Credit S Bence

MillerCoors presented Milwaukee County with $500,000 to help revitalize Bay View's South Shore Beach on Wednesday.

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UWM Today
4:07 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Using Drone Aircrafts and Aquatic Robots To Gather Under Water Data

Tom Luljak and Tom Consi
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the great challenges for researchers studying the health of freshwater lakes and rivers is seeing under the waves and around the mud and sand that are part of the environment. It takes a lot of hard work, ingenuity and special tools to get the job done.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the role that drone aircraft and aquatic robots play in gathering data under water.

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UWM Today
3:08 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture Into Urban Environments

Tom Luljak, Fred Binkowski and Will Allen
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and aquaponics and doing so in an urban environment.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

UWM's Freshwater School Shares Its Fish With Milwaukee County Zoo Animals

Alaskan Brown Bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
S Bence

Thanks to a partnership with UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, bears, seals and other animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo can now go fishing and feast on their catch.

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Climate Change Already Impacting Great Lakes, Report Calls For Immediate Action

Eroding soils entering Lake Michigan
Credit C Nenn

A group of 24 scientists and policymakers are clearly sounding a climate change alarm, but are also handing the country a blueprint. It’s called the Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change report.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

UWM after Lovell: Still a Driver of Innovation and Workforce Development

Chancellor Mike Lovell has been a big proponent of Innovation Campus and other developments on and off UWM’s main campus
Credit UWM

Outgoing Chancellor Mike Lovell has been connected to high-profile projects off campus, such as the School of Freshwater Sciences and the School of Public Health.

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